The February 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Young Magazine has announced that Yuzo Takada’s 3×3 Eyes: Kiseki no Yami no Keiyakusha manga will move from the E-Young Magazine website to Monthly Young Magazine beginning with the next issue on February 20, 2019.
Takada launched the manga on E-Young Magazine in December 2016. Kodansha published the third compiled volume in July 2018. The manga is set 12 years after the last battle with Kaiyanwang, and once again centers on Pai and Yakumo.
The official website for Hakusensha’s Manga Park website and app has announced that the Manga Park W app has launched in Africa. The app is currently available in Kenya and Nigeria, but there are plans to release it in more countries in Africa.
The app currently features Kentarou Miura’s Berserk, Hisaya Nakajo’s Hana-Kimi, Hiro Fujiwara’s Maid-sama!, Matsuri Hino’s Vampire Knight, Bisco Hatori’s Ouran High School Host Club, Mizuho Kusanagi’s Yona of the Dawn, and Kiminori Wakasugi’s Detroit Metal City manga. More works are planned for release in the app in the future.
The app is available to download for free, but it includes in-app purchases. With the app, Hakusensha hopes to take a lead in the African market, which has limited access to official manga content. Hakusensha aims to proactively prevent the spread of pirated content by entering the African market.
The Manga Park app launched in Japan in August 2017 with series from several of Hakusensha’s manga magazines.
Comic-Con International has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creators Akira Toriyama and Naoki Urasawa for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2019. They are part of a selection of 16 nominees, four of whom will be selected by vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Creative professionals working in the comics or related industries, publishers, editors, retailers (comics store owner or manager), graphic novels librarians, and comics historians/educators can vote online now for four nominees, and the vote will continue until March 15, 2019.
Other nominees for this year include Brian Bolland, Kevin Eastman, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Lynn Johnston, Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Alex Niño, Lily Renée Wilhelm Peters Phillips, Wendy and Richard Pini, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Don and Maggie Thompson. The judges also picked four creators to be automatically inducted: Jim Aparo, June Tarpé Mills, Dave Stevens, and Morrie Turner.
The previous Japanese inductees of the Eisner Hall of Fame were Osamu Tezuka (2002), Kazuo Koike (2004), Goseki Kojima (2004), Katsuhiro Otomo (2012), and Rumiko Takahashi (2018).
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Three more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming Fruits Basket reboot anime:
- Rie Kugimiya is Kagura Sōma
- Megumi Han is Momiji Sōma
- Makoto Furukawa is Hatsuharu Sōma
Yoshihide Ibata is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. Taku Kishimoto is in charge of series composition. Masaru Shindō is drawing the character designs. Takaya herself is serving as executive supervisor.
The Fruits Basket reboot anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in April 2019. FUNimation Entertainment will stream the series on FunimationNow, and the company has acquired the home video rights.
VIZ Media announces the publishing rights for Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball: A Visual History.
Dragon Ball: A Visual History will be published under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint and is scheduled for release in Fall 2019. The hardcover art book features stunning full-color artwork, rarely seen sketches, and exclusive creator commentary by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball: A Visual History is the definitive journey through the artwork of one of the most influential and popular manga series of all time.
Internationally renowned for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the series, Dr. Slump. His series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and Blue Dragon. His manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children’s book, Toccio the Angel.
VIZ Media is the official North American English publisher of a variety of bestselling Dragon Ball properties including the original manga series as well as its sequels, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and the spin-off volume, Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha. All of these titles are available in print as well as digitally. VIZ Media also publishes the Dragon Ball manga series in special full-color, collector’s print editions.
Yō Kokikuji’s Gekikara Jōsama wa Jibun o Basshitai (The Spicy Lady Wants to Punish Herself) manga ended in the February 2019 issue of Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine Edge magazine. The final compiled book volume is scheduled to ship in Japan in March 2019.
Kokikuji’s Gekikara Jōsama wa Jibun o Basshitai manga is about a young woman who punishes herself for making mistakes by eating spicy food.
Kokikuji launched the manga in Shonen Magazine Edge in September 2017. Kodansha is publishing the manga. The first compiled book volume was released in June 2018 and the second book volume on September 14, 2018.
Tohko Mizuno’s Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 (Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time 6) manga also ended in the same issue.